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“Wonderful Restaurant”
Review of Hoa Tuc

Hoa Tuc
Ranked #33 of 3,459 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Just returned from our trip to Vietnam and this restaurant rated one of the best.
It came highly recommended so had lots to live up to!We wanted to have the true
taste of local Vietnamese food and we certainly got that.Wonderful setting,service
excellent,and perfect way to spend a memorable evening.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Hoa Tuc was our most upmarket dining experience in HCMC - an anniversary treat. It's a lovely old building dating back to the French colonization of Vietnam. It still keeps much of the old-world charm in it's decor and atmosphere.

Service was good, attentive and friendly. The table options were indoors with fans and a/c - or outside in the garden or terrace. We chose indoors.

We ordered a duck salad, chicken BBQ, sea bass with mango and avocado salsa and lotus rice in lotus leaf.

The food was really tasty, the salad was a little too spicy for my wife's taste - I loved it! The fish was cooked perfectly. The chicken was good and the beansprout salad which accompanied it was excellent.

Deserts were banana and pearls with coconut cream, and a mango sorbet. Both were delicious.

If you're looking for something different, with a fusion of Vietnamese and a nod to more western cuisine then you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Pros: clean environment, friendly staff, nice ambiance
Cons: relatively expensive, taste and quality of food didn't seem proportionate to the cost.

We loved the home-made tofu that was pan fried. We also had the banh xeo, banh khot, cellophane noodles with crabmeat and banana fritters, all of which were average. The food was bland if not for the dipping sauce.
Growing up in a Vietnamese household, I would consider this place more a westernized version of Vietnamese food. Nothing offensive in the food but we had far more tasty and memorable experiences eating at small street vendor shops who offer one or two dishes which they specialize in.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was the second time that we dined here in the last couple of years and we liked it a lot.Initially we were hesitant to sit inside - the only table available -but it turned out to be the right decision.The outside area is lovely, but there is a lot of noise pollution from neighboring bars and sitting inside is much pleasanter on a hot and muggy Saigon night.The staff was friendly and reasonably competent and soon we had decided on our dinner and accompanying wine. The wine list is limited, but there is a sufficient range to chose from that match with dishes on the menu.We decided on a French Gewuerztraminer, that was very quoffable and perfect for our dinner. We had a very fresh papaya salad and the mixed entree to share and it was a delicious start, For mains we settled on seafood and had char grilled prawns and squid. The dishes arrived in good sequence and were perfectly cooked.
It is true, that this restaurant is almost completely frequented by tourists, so if you want to mix with the locals, you have to go elsewhere. Prices seemed reasonable. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Had a great time here, food was excellent and service great. We had the papaya salad with duck and it was the best meal I had in Vietnam. We also had some nice cocktails as well! Not cheap cheap but still great value comparatively

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